Mike Twomey is a senior energy company executive with broad public affairs, government relations, and legal experience handling complex issues in the electric and telecommunications industries. He currently serves as Entergy Corporation’s Senior VP, Federal Policy, Regulatory and Government Affairs. Based in Washington, D.C., he is responsible for executive oversight of federal government and regulatory affairs, sustainability and environmental policy, corporate social responsibility, and the external affairs function for Entergy’s wholesale power business. He also leads enterprise-wide stakeholder engagement efforts and serves as president of the Entergy Charitable Foundation.
In earlier assignments at Entergy, Mike was responsible for:
- Strategic planning and oversight of external affairs for Entergy’s wholesale power business, which included nuclear operations and decommissioning issues in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Michigan (VP, External Affairs 2010 to 2019);
- Developing regulatory strategy for Entergy’s utility company subsidiaries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas (VP, Utility Strategy 2009 to 2010);
- Implementing regulatory strategy for Entergy’s utility company subsidiaries in Louisiana, where issues included rate applications, the implementation of alternative regulatory frameworks, the recovery of storm restoration costs related to Hurricane Katrina, and the acquisition of new power plants (VP, Regulatory Affairs-Louisiana 2004 to 2009); and
- Working on litigation pending at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Louisiana Public Service Commission (Asst. General Counsel-Regulatory 2002 to 2003).
Prior to joining Entergy, Mike was in-house regulatory counsel for BellSouth Corporation (now part of AT&T) for several years as well as a litigation partner with Jones Walker, a New Orleans-based law firm.
A native of Norwich, Connecticut, Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University (1987) and a law degree from the University of Connecticut (1990). He serves on the board of the Public Affairs Council and has been a frequent speaker at industry events and business programs on the role of nuclear power in a diverse energy portfolio.